Store News

What you'll find below:

Summer Reading Heats Up!

Find Waldo in Old Town!

Fort Collins Reads...Luis Alberto Urrea!

Liberate Your Audiobook and E-book Libraries with and Hummingbird! 

Don't Forget Your Student Discount! 

We're Heading Into Summer Reading!

We're getting ready for summer already and starting with our annual Summer Reading! 

We are challenging kids and adults to keep themselves reading throughout the summer months. Each reading milestone will earn readers prizes, including free books! Our Summer Reading Program will run from June 1st to August 31st.

Kids age 12 and under are challenged to read at least fifteen minutes a day. Each day contributes to their Reading Streak. Readers who maintain their Streak for one whole month will receive a free book! Readers are welcome to participate for one month, two, or even all three (June, July, and August). If a reader keeps up their streak for all three months, they will be invited to a pizza party and receive special prizes for those mega-readers only!

Teens and adults wishing to participate in the program are challenged to read as many books as they can over the course of three months. For every 5 books read (up to 20 total), they are welcome to turn in their Reading Tracker and pick a free book!

Registration begins Monday, May 20thFor more information go to our Summer Programs page. 

Where's Waldo Local is Back!

Find Waldo Local kicked off on July 1st, 2019. The hunt will continue for the entire month of July, with the celebration taking place in early August (more details soon!)!

Waldo is hiding at 25 local business in Old Town Fort Collins (including our bookstore where he'll be hiding from his nemesis Odlaw!). Waldo seekers who find Waldo in at least 10 locations will receive an 'I Found Waldo' button and a coupon for $1 off a Waldo book from our store. Waldo seekers who find Waldo at least 20 locations will receive a button, a coupon, PLUS be entered into the grand prize drawing, which will take place at the party on August 3rd

Keep an eye on Facebook and our Summer Programs page for more deatils as we get closer to July and the beginning of a new year of Waldo searching! 

Fort Collins Reads... LUIS ALBERTO URREA!

Novelist, non-fiction writer, poet, and essayist, Luis Alberto Urrea and his novel, THE HOUSE OF BROKEN ANGELS are this year's selection!

The book is about a raucous, multi-cultural family all with unique personalities gathering for a funeral and birthday celebration—all during one weekend! The novel is a New York Times Notable Book and one of the best books of 2018 for NPR, Kirkus Reviews, and the New York Public Library. The New York Times describes the book as, “Epic..Rambunctious…Cheerfully profane…Highly entertaining…A powerful rendering of a Mexican-American family that is also an American family.”

A professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois Chicago, Urrea is best known for the non-fiction “The Devil’s Highway,” which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and “Hummingbird’s Daughter,” an historical novel. He also won an American Book Award for his memoir “Nobody’s Son: Notes From an American Life.”

Though the ticket pre-sale has ended, you can still purchase the book and get a jump start on reading! Tickets for the November 3rd event will go on sale September 4th!  

Liberate Your Audiobook and E-book Libraries with and Hummingbird! 

We know you're busy, and you don't always have time to sit down and read a book. And space is limited, so paper-and-ink copies aren't always practical when you can squish a whole library onto your e-reader. Luckily, we've got you covered on both fronts! is your one-stop shop for audiobooks. You pick the duration of your subscription--one month, three months, six months, or the whole year--and you get access to over 100,000 audiobooks on any of your devices at any time you want. You get one audiobook a month for your subscription, and you can purchase even more audiobooks for 30% off! You can sign up through to support them and us and make your road trip, your daily run, or your summer vacation just a little more literary! 

Hummingbird is the place to go for e-books! Hit up our storefront at to browse thousands of quality e-books from today's bestsellers to your kid's new favorite picture book, from this month's mystery book club pick to the romance you've been craving to the history book you want to learn from. They've got everything you could imagine available to download to all your favorite devices. Their Frequently Asked Questions page will even tell you how to get the app on your Amazon Fire or Nook! 

Since we're partnered with and with Hummingbird, every audiobook you subscribe for or e-book you buy through our storefronts on their websites helps us. So you're not only supporting fantastic digitial book services, you're supporting your favorite indie, too! It's a win-win-win for them, us, and you! 

Don't Forget Your Student Discount! 

A lot of you have taken advantage of this, but we want to remind all college students (and faculty!)--at CSU and FRCC--that if you show us your valid student (or faculty!) ID, you'll get 15% off each item you purchase from us! You must show us your ID at the beginning of your transaction at the register for the discount to be applied. This discount does not stack with other discounts, but we'll always give you the better of the discounts! 

Old Firehouse Books

232 Walnut Street Old Town Fort Collins, CO 80524 


Store Hours

Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 8:00pm, Friday & Saturday 9:00am to 9:00pm & Sunday 9:00am to 6:00pm 

Trade Desk Hours 

Monday - Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm & Sunday - 12:00pm to 4:00pm